Experience the French Quarter’s vibrant culture and hidden gems. Join a local guide on this New Orleans walking tour for a lesson in all things Creole. Pass former bars and flophouses. Visit the most historic spaces of Jackson Square, an infamous séance room, the Cabildo where the Louisiana Purchase was signed, and other places unique to The Crescent City.
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The tour meets at 125 Bourbon Street (Hard Rock Cafe), or as confirmed in your confirmation email. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's start time. The tour guide(s) will be holding a sign with the Walks logo and the words “MEET HERE” on it.How long is this tour?
Approximately 3 hours.What if I'm late?
If you are running late, it's best to contact the tour operator at the phone number on your e-ticket so they can reach out to your guide. This is not always possible for all tours - their guides are with other clients and are already into the tour (they ask them not to use their phones during their tour). But in some cases, a few-minute delay can be remedied. Most times, guides leave the meeting point within 5 minutes of the tour start time.What is included in this tour?
This tour includes a pre-reserved ticket to the Presbytère Museum, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour.What landmarks will we be visiting?
You will be seeing the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, The Tango Belt Exchange Place, Pirate Alley, Jackson Square, a local cocktail bar, Pontalba Apartments (outside), Cabildo (outside), St. Louis Cathedral (outside), Presbytère (inside), some haunted buildings, the French Market, and Café du Monde. You'll also have stunning views of the Mississippi River!Is transportation included?
No.Is parking provided?
There are several public parking lots on Iberville, Rampart, and Canal Streets, in addition to limited street parking.Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?
There aren't any age restrictions for this tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
This tour is wheelchair accessible, with limitations. Please note, the ground can be uneven and doorways are fairly narrow to navigate.Can I bring my camera?
Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.What should I bring?
You may bring water, a hat, sunglasses, parasol, and/or sunscreen), a coat, umbrella, or outer layers for the cooler months), and a photo ID for some of the stop-over sights.What should I wear?
Wear weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes so it's easy to navigate along uneven surfaces.What is the protocol for when it rains?
The tours run rain or shine, and the tour guides are great at navigating various weather conditions to ensure you're as comfortable as possible. On rare occasions, if the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may close. If time allows and they have a prior warning, they will contact you as soon as they find out.Should I bring the confirmation email?
A physical or digital copy of this confirmation email is not required to join your tour. Your guide (or tour coordinator) will have your name in their database, so as long as you know the name on the booking, you're set!